Star Trek: Discovery (DSC)
Formerly known as “CBS All Access Star Trek”
RELEASE DATE: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 (US & Canada) / Monday, September 25th, 2017 (all other regions)
Season 1: 15-episode season set to be released in two chapters, starting September 2017 (first 8 episodes) and then January 2018 (remaining 7 episodes). Episodes will be released weekly.
Set in the Prime Timeline, the USS Discovery (NCC-1031) and the USS Shenzhou (NCC-1227) explore the galaxy, 10 years before Kirk takes command of the Enterprise NCC-1701 (TOS).
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.
The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
First episode will be broadcast on CBS as well as available on CBS All Access streaming service, then all others will be exclusively on CBS All Access streaming service.
The series premiere will be made available on CBS All Access at 8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT, with the second episode (2nd part of premiere) unlocked at 9:30PM ET / 6:30PM PT.
For those who are undecided and haven’t subscribed to All Access yet, there will be a special showing on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 PM, ET/PT (time approximate following NFL Football and 60 Minutes).
After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays at 8:30PM ET/5:30PM ET exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.
The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter debuting in January 2018.
CBS All Access Information
CBS All Access details, including currently supported platforms for the CBS streaming app:
|CBS app – free account||CBS app with cable/satellite provider login||CBS app with All Access subscription|
|New ‘All Access’ original shows (i.e. Star Trek: Discovery)||•|
|Full Episodes On-Demand (next day after airing on CBS)||•||•||•|
|Stream Live TV (select markets)||•||•|
|Episodes from current and past seasons of popular CBS shows||•|
|Library of classic TV shows (i.e. all previous Star Trek shows)||•|
Canadian media partner is Bell Media.
Space Channel will launch the first two episodes (special premiere) of Star Trek: Discovery on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 PM ET.
CTV will also show the first episode at 8:30PM ET for those interested in checking out the show but aren’t yet subscribed to Space or CraveTV. To see the second episode that night, you must subscribe to a cable or satellite package with Space Channel.
The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, September 24 through Sunday, November 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter in January 2018. Every episode will also be available to Space subscribers on the newly launched Space GO app, in addition to being available on Space.ca and participating On Demand channels. Star Trek: Discovery will also stream exclusively in Canada on CraveTV. Episodes will be available on CraveTV service 24-hours after airing on Space.
Discovery will also be shown the Bell Media owned Z channel in French, starting on Sunday, September 24 at 9:00PM. With new episodes airing weekly Sundays at 9:00PM.
All other regions:
The show has been licensed to Netflix for the rest of the world. Episodes will be released weekly, each episode of the new series will be made available within 24-hours of its U.S. premiere.
Netflix will launch Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25 to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada. The first eight episodes will run from Monday, September 25 through Monday, November 6 with the second chapter in January 2018.
|No.||Title||US Release Date||Written By||Directed By||TrekMovie Review & Podcast|
|1||The Vulcan Hello||Sept. 24, 2017||Bryan Fuller and Akiva Goldsman||David Semel||Review: Premiere Reignites A Franchise With A Pilot That’s Not A Pilot|
|Podcast: At The Disco 1|
|Synopsis: While patrolling Federation space, the USS Shenzhou encounters an object of unknown origin, putting First Officer Michael Burnham to her greatest test yet. (Series Premiere).|
|2||Battle at the Binary Stars||Sept. 24, 2017||Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg||Adam Kane||Review: Premiere Reignites A Franchise With A Pilot That’s Not A Pilot|
|Podcast: At The Disco 1|
|Synopsis: Face to face with Klingon vessels, the USS Shenzhou prepares for the possibility of war if negotiations fail. Amidst the turmoil, Burnham looks back to her Vulcan upbringing for guidance.|
|3||Context is for Kings||Oct. 1, 2017||Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, and Craig Sweeny||Akiva Goldsman||Review: Third Episode Introduces A Mysterious Ship And Its Misfit Crew|
|Podcast: At The Disco 2|
|Synopsis: Burnham finds herself aboard the U.S.S. Discovery, where she quickly realizes things are not as they seem, including the mysterious Captain Gabriel Lorca.|
|4||The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry||Oct. 8, 2017||Jessie Alexander and Aron Eli Coleite||Olatunde Osunsanmi||Review: Fourth Episode Feels Like Classic Trek And More|
|Podcast: At The Disco 3|
|Synopsis: With tensions and stakes high as Starfleet continues in their efforts to end the war with Klingons, Burnham begins to settle in to her new position aboard the USS Discovery.|
|5||Choose Your Pain||Oct. 15, 2017||Kemp Powers||Lee Rose||‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Explores Character, Emotion And Mystery In “Choose Your Pain”|
|Synopsis: While on a mission, Lorca unexpectedly finds himself in the company of prisoner of war, Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler and notorious intergalactic criminal, Harry Mudd.|
|6||Lethe||Oct. 22, 2017||TBA||TBA|
|Synopsis: The USS Discovery crew is intrigued by new addition, Lt. Ash Tyler. Sarek seeks Burnham’s help, rekindling memories from her past. Admiral Cornwell questions Lorca’s tactics.|
|7||Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad||Oct. 29, 2017||TBA||TBA|
|8||Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum||Nov. 5, 2017||TBA||TBA|
|9||Into the Forest I Go||Nov. 12, 2017||TBA||TBA|
|10||TBA||TBA – January 2018||TBA||TBA|
Crew of the USS Discovery
Crew of the USS Shenzhou
Captain Philippa Georgiou
Best known role: Yu Shu Lien, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Chief Medical Officer
Best known role: Jonathan on 30 Rock
Ensign Danby Connor
Other Federation characters
|Gretchen J. Berg (showrunner)|
|Aaron Harberts (showrunner)|
|Ted Sullivan (supervising producer)|
|Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry|
|Bryan Fuller (early production only)|
|Aron Eli Coleite|
|Gretchen J. Berg|
|Bo Yeon Kim|
|Neville Page||Creature/Alien Designer|
|Glenn Hetrick||Creature/Alien Designer|
NOTE: Trailers are released with region locks.
CBS serves the USA, Bell Media (Space Channel) serves Canada, while Netflix serves the rest of the world.
San Diego Comic-Con – Official Trailer – July 2017
Link coming soon
CBS “Network Upfront” – First Look Trailer – May 2017
Announcing the Beginning of Filming – January 2017
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) January 31, 2017
San Diego Comic-Con “First Look” Teaser – July 2016
Announcement Teaser – May 2016